Guitar thread

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by rajflyboy, Jan 31, 2010.

  1. Jeffy

    Jeffy Hmm...

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    The Signature T isn't the same as the Traditional. The Les Paul Traditional is actually the old spec Standard. Pre- 2008 spec, IIRC.

    By, "traditional weight-relieved body" they mean the 7-hole Swiss cheese which started around 1983. I guess you could call 30 years a tradition. But the Les Paul's everyone considers the pinnacle are the 1958, 1959 and 1960 guitars. These are solid body guitars with no wood removed for the sake of making them lighter. All of the Reissue/Historic's (ie., Gibson Custom Shop) are still built this way.

    I really like my 2012 spec. Standard. They are weight-relieved but not chambered. It's a different process then the older 7-hole though. Sounds nice and full. I don't really like the chambered LP's. They removed too much wood and they sound thin as you said.
  2. bug67

    bug67 Hazard Avoidance

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    So, the more I post on here, the more you guys are gonna figure out that I've got it bad...if you haven't already! :lol3

    Anyhow, thought I'd share another "amp" I just got that is pretty darn cool. AmpliTube for iPhone and iPad.

    While not the absolute best sounds I've ever heard from a headphone amp, the sheer number of amps, effects, cabinet and microphone selections make this one a keeper. I have my phone with me all the time. Now, I have a studio with an awesome assortment of amps as well! On the down side, it is not a universal app. One would have to buy the app for the iPhone and again for the iPad. :becca I was kinda pissed about that but, whatever. It didn't stop me. :rofl

    I didn't get the iRig to run the app. I'm using the Griffin GuitarConnect Cable works like a charm!

    Not sure if there is an android alternative.

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    There is no Android alternative as far as I can find. :waysad
  3. Jeffy

    Jeffy Hmm...

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    I have Fender's Ampitube for my Mac but I have never really used it. I think it's available for PC as well. I still prefer to play through a tube amp with no pedals though.

    There is also Apple's GarageBand.
  4. bug67

    bug67 Hazard Avoidance

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    Well, yeah. I'm talking about for when that's not an option...Like at 3 in the morning when the kids are asleep, etc.
  5. Jeffy

    Jeffy Hmm...

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    That's the best time! Actually, my amp has an out so I can use headphones.
  6. Tripped1

    Tripped1 Likely Lost.

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    5w?

    I have a 60w (with powerbrake) practice amp and a 120w tube half-stack.

    ....Well ok both are really to loud, I just don't care.

    Without spending a TON of money on something like a Parker Fly or PRS P22 there is no way to accomplish that with one guitar.

    What price range are you looking in? A lot of electrics guitars have humbuckers with taps that you can make either single pick-up or dual operation which give a HUGE variety in what you can do with them.
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    bug67 Hazard Avoidance

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    There is also JamUp Pro XT I'll be checking it out later. One thing I like better about it already is one app for both iPhone and iPad.
  8. assquatch20

    assquatch20 Hoss Cat

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    Getting acoustic and electric sound is tough, so I was going to recommend an Epiphone Les Paul. They're cheap and good.

    But then, I realized, you can still peg that acoustic sound with an Epiphone Les Paul Ultra. I think they're on the 3rd generation now, but the older ones could go cheap, and have an acoustic sound. Here's the newest one:

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    Now you'll need an amp or two to go with it. I'd recommend finding an Ultra or Ultra II and getting a decent little Fender amp, maybe the Mustang ones people like nowadays. Huge variety of sounds that way. The only issue is you won't really have an acoustic for campfires and such. But a modeling amp and an Ultra II would've kept me happy for years.
  9. Jeffy

    Jeffy Hmm...

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    I'm getting a little tired of my HT-5. It's a really good amp for the money but I'm looking for something different. Too Marshally, I guess. (Blackstar was started by a bunch of ex-Marshall engineers.) I'm thinking about building a Blackface Vibro Champ. 5w but all tube Class AB. Fender's EC Vibro-Champ is really nice but not $2000 nice. Especially when an amp kit is only $400 and has better parts.
  10. David_Moen

    David_Moen Long timer

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    I got my son an Epiphone LP Ultra II a couple of years ago, it is a nifty guitar, he plays lots of classic rock stuff on it, but when he wants to mellow things out the neck pickup really sounds nice.
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    Tripped1 Likely Lost.

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    I just got one of http://www.prsguitars.com/secustom24/ for $550.

    It does mild to wild without missing a beat I can literally go from a barely warmed blues tone to AC/DC with the tap and the volume knob....biggest complaint is that it carries so much more mid range then my Les Paul that I have to redo almost all of my amp settings.

    The pedal for my Vox stores something like 32 settings....I need to get the one that stores 64 now with three guitars to account for.
  12. Jeffy

    Jeffy Hmm...

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    Interesting things with the Ultra is that it was made with the collaboration of Nancy Wilson.

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  13. Tripped1

    Tripped1 Likely Lost.

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    That I didn't know.
  14. assquatch20

    assquatch20 Hoss Cat

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    I remember that. At the time I wasn't aware of Piezo technology though. I just thought it was some willy nilly signature model.
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    Yeah I forgot about that myself.

    I knew the Parker and PRS had it. Both sound pretty good, they aren't a Martin D12, but then again, that D12 doesn't have a set up humbuckers on it either.

    From the little looking I have done the Epihone Ultra is the only solid body you are getting the Piezo pick up on for under $2000.
  16. Jeffy

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    Well they aren't perfect but as long as your not too picky they're usable.

    I think the more popular setup is the fishman bridge. On the flip side I've seen a setup where they mounted a humbucker in an acoustic.
  17. assquatch20

    assquatch20 Hoss Cat

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    Heck I'm seeing some under $400 on eBay. The only bad thing I can say about Epiphone is how ugly the headstock is. Vintage Epi's are neat, but the headstock, I think, is almost a strategy to make you buy a Gibson.
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    Tripped1 Likely Lost.

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    Meh, I listened way back in the day when Marty Friedman said that every metal guitarist is looking for the sound of a Les Paul through a marshal.

    ....That has made Gibson a fair amount of money from me I've had 4 and sold off three of them.

    Even then, I think I would take a Maryland PRS over a LP Standard, the things just sing. I can hotwire a studio and get the sound, and I don't really care about binding.
  19. Dismount

    Dismount Boring bastard

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  20. josjor

    josjor Long timer

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    Sorry, guys. I'm just not getting the $2,500.00 and up Gibson love. I sell a lot of different brands of guitars, and no, I'm not a Gibson dealer. But I take them on trade or buy them from people all the time. I have to say it: You can get a better guitar from about 20 other manufacturers for half the price.

    There was a time when Gibson actually gave a damn about quality. Maybe they still do on something. But the fit and finish on every modern day Gibson I've had through my shop was barely at or even below the standards I see from other manufacturers $500.00 guitars.

    IMHO, Gibson is the Harley of guitars: Nothing really all that special, but for some completely unexplainable reason, people are willing to pay a premium price for a mediocre product.

    Flame on.